OSCE MG Cannot Exert Pressures On Either Armenia Or Azerbaijan


07.08.2009 20:29 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ OSCE Minsk Group dealing with NKR conflict
settlement cannot exert pressures on either Armenia or Azerbaijan,
OSCE MG American Co-Chair Matthew Bryza announced in Tsahkadzor
during "Euroforum". "As mediators, we can only propose several
variants for conflict settlement. Decisions are taken by conflicting
parties. What mediators want is peace, which cannot be achieved
without any concessions by either of the parties. It is now important
to find a balance between the two basic principles, i.e. territorial
integrity and nation’s right to self-determination. Nagorno Karabakh
should certainly have its status which will be determined through
referendum. Such requirement is included in Madrid Principles,"
American diplomat said.

As a first step, the co-chair stressed the importance of returning to
Azerbaijan several regions which form a security zone around NKR. The
other regions, according to him, should be returned in five years’
time. "To avoid military operations, we also insist that thunder
runs be withdrawn. To discuss possibilities of concluding peace
agreement, we have to wait several month till negotiations are over,"
Bryza stressed.

This is the American diplomat’s last visit in the status of OSCE MG
Co-Chair. According to media reports, Bryza may be appointed as US
Ambassador in Azerbaijan.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS